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Beware of Leptospirosis Outbreaks in Pima County

on 08/11/2017 - 11:39 pm

Do you have pets and live in Pima County? Officials are a little concerned because another dog has tested positive for the bacterial disease, leptospirosis. This is a verified case by the health department of Pima County. A local vet notified the health department of this devastating news.
The dog has recovered from the leptospirosis,but  no vaccination was completed prior to the dog picking up the bacteria from who knows where. There have been outbreaks in other cities that have affected anywhere from 50-70 dogs at a time. Prevention as a community is important. There are a few things you can do to help your pet from getting this terrible bacterial disease.
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National Mutt Day a Reminder That Love Comes in All Shapes, Sizes, and Breeds

on 08/01/2017 - 12:15 am

National Mutt Day, a holiday created by animal activist, Colleen Paige, happens twice a year – once on July 31st and again on December 2nd. According to its creator, National Mutt Day’s purpose is to embrace the beauty of all canines, to save the lives of unwanted animals, and to celebrate the love of pets - whatever breed they happen to come in. The need for this specialized holiday was determined after decades of favoritism going towards purebred dogs only. Unfortunately, mixed breed canines are often overlooked, although “mutts” comprise a surprisingly large part of the modern pet population. As it stands today, “mutts” are the most commonly euthanized ...